"When you enter into your class that will be about 18 people big, you will come face to face with a professor who most likely holds a terminal degree in their field (usually a PhD). These professors are quite literally top experts in the field that that they all so passionately teach about and we, with our small classes sizes and 9:1 student to faculty ratio, get to learn directly from them"
Check out more from a post by recent anthropology alum Chloe Serkissian '18: Faculty: They're Just Like Us! (Only with PhDs) then check out all our Faculty bios below!
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies (Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz 2008)
Specialties: Environmental Anthropology, Environmental History, Science Technology Studies, Political Ecology, Sustainability, Animal Studies, Postsocialist Anthropology, Forest and Conservation Management, Peasant Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Ph.D. Columbia University 2017)
Specialties: economic anthropology, anthropology of the future, anthropology of expertise, science and technology studies, social studies of the economy, anthropological theory, Greece, Europe, EU.
Associate Professor of Anthropology (Ph.D. Syracuse University 2006)
Specialties: Medical Anthropology, Urban Studies, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Women’s Health, HIV/AIDS, Health Services Research, Program Evaluation Studies; North America.
Department Chair and Professor (Ph.D. Syracuse University 2003)
Specialties: Ecuadorian and Peruvian Andes; Urban United States (New York City); medical anthropology; science studies; applied anthropology; history of anthropology; ethnographic methods; migration and transnationalism; indigenous identity and activism.
Professor Emeritus and Research Associate, Anthropology, Whitman College and Professor Emeritus, Anthropology, San Diego State University
Specialties: Near Eastern prehistoric archeology, prehistoric religion; Jordan, Saudi Arabia.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and PoliticsMaxey Hall 128(509) 524-2008
Özge Serin is a political anthropologist and an emerging documentary filmmaker. Her scholarship centers around histories of radical politics, formations of violence, and carceral cultures with a particular focus on the temporal structure of hunger striking, its modes of strategic functioning, its communicative force and ethical vicissitudes.
Lecturer of Anthropology, Environmental Studies and Religion
Specialties: Religion in American Indian nations, ethnography, settler colonial studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, anthropology and religion, borderlands, diaspora, religion and the environment.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Religion (PhD, University of Chicago 2017). On Sabbatical Leave, Fall 2021
Specialties: China and Chinese diaspora; anthropology of global Christianity, religion and politics, anthropology of the state, urbanization in East Asia, Post-Socialism.